Pizza Potato Toppers Recipe
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Pizza Potato Toppers Recipe

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Not only is this recipe quick and easy to make, but it's an economical treat as well. I don't know of a more satisfying way to stretch a half pound of meat! —Sheila Friedrich, Antelope, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh oregano, basil or parsley, optional


  1. Bake potatoes in a microwave or conventional oven.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and green pepper with onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato and pizza sauce; heat through.
  3. Split baked potatoes lengthwise; flake potato center with a fork. Spoon meat mixture into each; top with mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with oregano, basil or parsley if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Potato Toppers in Country Ground Beef 1993, p78

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"Love the recipe a lot"

Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"I made one with sweet potato as well because my husband prefers sweet potatoes. The whole family enjoyed this, even the teenager."

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"This was a hit! I used more hamburger than it called for but am getting extra meals so am very happy! It is a new family favorite.!"

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"I found this recipe very tasty! my husband/son raved about it..served with a tossed salad...will make again."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"A great recipe. Easy to make and delicious!"

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